In contrast, in 2014 Singapore mandates a two-year jail term for men engaging in acts of “gross indecency”. Malaysia sends “effete” youths to boot camp. Aceh province in Indonesia punishes gay sex with 100 lashes
How the dinosaurs died out after ruling the planet for over 150m years was a mystery that consumed palaeontologists throughout much of the 20th century. But where did they come from in the first place?
For two centuries a hoary prophecy held that Thailand’s Chakri dynasty would produce no more than nine kings. That curse was lifted in Bangkok on December 1st, when authorities formally proclaimed that Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn had become King Rama X
A high abortion rate is best viewed as a public-health problem that can be cheaply addressed—not through pointless bans or restrictions, but by providing the means to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place
South Korea's president is hopelessly mired in an ever-deepening influence-peddling scandal. There can be no recovery from such a fiasco. But she could salvage a little dignity by ending the circus now
With a president-elect in Washington who's saying only nice things, the 11-year prime minister is sitting pretty atop international and regional politics. His main challenge will be managing an increasingly tenuous coalition at home